Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, West Africa

Elphinstone DAYRELL (1869 - 1917)

A collection of folk stories and fairy tales from Southern Nigeria gathered by Elphinstone Dayrell, deputy commissioner of the region when the book was published. - Summary by Elsie Selwyn

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Nature & Animal Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Farnood
00:19:33
Play 01 The Tortoise with a Pretty Daughter PhyllisV
00:11:14
Play 02 How a Hunter Obtained Money from His Friends the Leopard, Goat, Bush Cat, and Cock, and How He Got Out of Repaying Them PhyllisV
00:09:34
Play 03 The Woman with Two Skins PhyllisV
00:17:59
Play 04 The King’s Magic Drum PhyllisV
00:17:39
Play 05 Ituen and the King’s Wife PhyllisV
00:08:00
Play 06 Of the Pretty Stranger Who Killed the King PhyllisV
00:06:16
Play 07 Why the Bat Flies by Night Stefan Von Blon
00:03:24
Play 08 The Disobedient Daughter Who Married a Skull PhyllisV
00:07:37
Play 09 The King Who Married the Cock’s Daughter PhyllisV
00:08:35
Play 10 Concerning the Woman, the Ape, and the Child PhyllisV
00:06:52
Play 11 The Fish and the Leopard’s Wife; or, Why the Fish Lives in the Water Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:02:38
Play 12 Why the Bat is Ashamed to be Seen in the Daytime ceekay
00:07:05
Play 13 Why the Worms Live Underneath the Ground Kathrine Engan
00:02:47
Play 14 The Elephant and the Tortoise; or, Why the Worms are Blind and the Elephant Has Small Eyes Kathrine Engan
00:05:39
Play 15 Why A Hawk Kills Chickens Kathrine Engan
00:03:32
Play 16 Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:02:47
Play 17 Why the Flies Bother the Cows Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:02:12
Play 18 Why the Cat Kills Rats Farnood
00:02:07
Play 19 The Story of the Lightning and the Thunder Farnood
00:02:20
Play 20 Why the Bush Cow and the Elephant Are Bad Friends JT
00:05:35
Play 21 The Cock Who Caused A Fight Between Two Towns Paul Brian Stewart
00:04:44
Play 22 The Affair of the Hippopotamus and the Tortoise; or, Why the Hippopotamus Lives in the Water Paul Brian Stewart
00:03:27
Play 23 Why Dead People Are Buried Paul Brian Stewart
00:02:47
Play 24 Of the Fat Woman Who Melted Away Paul Brian Stewart
00:04:16
Play 25 Concerning the Leopard, the Squirrel, and the Tortoise Paul Brian Stewart
00:07:55
Play 26 Why the Moon Waxes and Wanes Paul Brian Stewart
00:02:51
Play 27 The Story of the Leopard, the Tortoise, and the Bush Rat Paul Brian Stewart
00:07:31
Play 28 The King and the Ju Ju Tree John
00:07:58
Play 29 How the Tortoise Overcame the Elephant and the Hippopotamus Paul Brian Stewart
00:03:54
Play 30 Of the Pretty Girl and the Seven Jealous Women Elizabeth Jenkins
00:12:31
Play 31 How the Cannibals Drove the People from Insofan Mountain to the Cross River (Ikom) Jordan Cline
00:05:01
Play 32 The Lucky Fisherman Jordan Cline
00:03:46
Play 33 The Orphan Boy and the Magic Stone Kathrine Engan
00:08:17
Play 34 The Slave Girl Who Tried to Kill Her Mistress Tim van der Scheer
00:11:05
Play 35 The King and the ‘Nsiat Bird Tim van der Scheer
00:03:29
Play 36 Concerning the Fate of Essido and His Evil Companions JT
00:12:34
Play 37 Concerning the Hawk and the Owl Mary Frances
00:04:27
Play 38 The Story of the Drummer and the Alligators Tim van der Scheer
00:14:03
Play 39 The ‘Nsasak Bird and the Odudu Bird Nan Dodge
00:04:47
Play 40 The Election of the King Bird (The Black-and-White Fishing Eagle) Nan Dodge
00:06:51